North West Wales

Roofs examined in Holyhead pub fatal assault inquiry

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Police and fire officers are examining the scene in Holyhead where one man died after an assault and another climbed on to a pub roof.

A 24-year-old suspect, who was talked down after spending several hours on the roof of the Holland Inn, is still being questioned by detectives.

North Wales Police said they were called to a disturbance at nearby pub The Blossoms on Friday evening.

Efforts were made to resuscitate a 46-year-old man but he died at the scene.

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Image caption A man was arrested after coming down from the roof of the Holland Inn

The immediate area remains taped off while the location is examined as part of the police investigation.

On Saturday morning fire service officers could be seen on the series of roofs connecting the two licensed premises.

People have laid floral tributes to the dead man, who has not yet been named by police.

A post mortem examination is expected to be carried out later.

The alert led to much of the town centre being sealed off at around 16:00 GMT on Friday.

Members of the public were advised to avoid the Holborn Road area and nearby businesses were ordered to close after the alarm was raised.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

Supt Andy Jenks-Gilbert said: "I would like to take this opportunity to reassure the public that there is no danger to local residents."

Image caption Police were examining the scene of the fatal assault and rooftop stand-off

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